Photography is an art full of popular techniques and styles that are used and emulated by millions of photographers worldwide. Are some of those techniques overrated, though? This interesting video examines what one photographer thinks are five of the most overrated photography techniques in use today.
Coming to you from James Popsys, this video features him discussing five common techniques that he personally thinks are highly overrated. Personally, I think golden hour is the most overrated. While it is certainly a valuable time of day that can help create excellent images in many genres, I think we tend to romanticize the look a bit too much, and worse, we pigeonhole ourselves into seeking soft, warm light, perhaps so much so that we don't practice ways to create aesthetically pleasing images in other forms of light, which only reinforces our desire to only shoot during golden hour. I find that when I scroll through Instagram, any image shot in a different light instantly jumps out at me simply by virtue of it being relatively unusual. Check out the video above to hear Popsys' full thoughts. Do you have any techniques you think are overrated? Share them in the comments.